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PNS Daily News - December 13, 2019 


Brexit wins at the polls in the U.K.; major changes come to New England immigration courts today; and more than a million acres in California have been cleared for oil and gas drilling.

2020Talks - December 13, 2013  


The House passes legislation to reign in drug prices, Sen. Bernie Sanders is on the upswing, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang plays Iowa congressional candidate J.D. Scholten - who's running against long-time incumbent Steve King - in a game of basketball.

Archive: September 9, 2019

Charlotte Crotts with her daughters, two of whom were born with rare congenital heart defects. (American Heart Assn. Mid-Atlantic Affiliate)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — One North Carolina mother has spent more than a decade rallying for heart research, after her two daughters were each born with rare heart defects. And this year she’ll be at it again. Fifteen years ago, when Charlotte Crotts’s daughter Caroline was born, do ...Read More

More than 60% of workers at grocery stores are women, according to the Oregon AFL-CIO. (Drobot Dean/Adobe Stock)

PORTLAND, Ore. – A potential Oregon ballot initiative, if approved, would slow the roll of automation – starting at grocery store checkout lines. The Oregon AFL-CIO, which represents the state's unions, has submitted a measure for approval that would limit the number of self-checkout m ...Read More

With the proper supports, reformers believe people in prison could be released from prison sooner – and be safer in the community. (kwanchaift/Adobe Stock)

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota could cut its prison population by 1,000 and save $125 million by 2025 with some key reforms, according to a new report from the American Civil Liberties Union of North Dakota. The group has developed a Blueprint for Smart Justice in the state and proposes major ...Read More

Nearly half of all Americans have high blood pressure, according to the American Heart Association. (rawpixel/Pixabay)

SPOKANE, Wash. – A new study finds treating high blood pressure could slow the brain's decline as people age. Columbia University researchers analyzed data from 11,000 adults in the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study. They found patients ages 55 and older with blood pressure abov ...Read More

As of Friday, the CDC is looking into 450 cases of a severe respiratory illness that could be linked to vaping. (lezinav/Adobe Stock)

HELENA, Mont. – As the number of deaths possibly linked to e-cigarettes climbs, health officials are urging people not to use them. State health officials across the country in the past week have connected vaping to a mysterious and deadly illness, and it's prompted the Centers for Disease C ...Read More

AARP Virginia’s voter education program is encouraging its 1 million members to reach out to candidates via Twitter during the General Assembly election season this fall. (Adobe stock)

RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia is just two months away from electing a new General Assembly, and this week AARP Virginia is launching a voter engagement program to help candidates and people age 50 and older focus on key issues during election season. This is the first day of the program's initial ...Read More

The manufacture of PFAS chemicals has been phased out in the U.S., replaced with what are known as

MARINETTE, Wis. — The discovery of chemicals linked to cancer, hypertension and other health problems in groundwater has scientists and people living near Marinette calling for more testing. PFAS, often referred to as "forever chemicals," have been found in the groundwater near a Tyco Fire Pr ...Read More

Arizona is affected by several aspects of climate change, including dangerously high temperatures, unhealthy air quality and towering, blinding dust storms called “haboobs.” (mdesigner125/AdobeStock)

TUCSON, Ariz. — Younger generations often blame Baby Boomers for ruining the environment, but an organization of seniors in Arizona and elsewhere is taking up the charge to combat climate change. Elders Climate Action Arizona is made up of people 50 and older dedicated to changing policies t ...Read More

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